Visitation will be on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 1—3P.M. at Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington, IL. Funeral services will be on Sunday, at 3:00pm following the visitation at the memorial home. A private family inurnment will follow at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Cancer Center, 407 East Vernon Avenue, Normal, Il 61701 or the Valley Baptist Medical Center MICU, 2101 Pease St Harlingen, TX 78550, in his honor. Beck Memorial Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
He was born on May 22, 1943 in Lincoln, IL, son of Eber and Imogene Charles Sloan. He married Darlene Huff on November 10, 1961 in Bloomington, IL; she preceded him in death on July 12, 2013.
Surviving are his two daughters, Diana (Tony) Witte, Bloomington, IL, and Denise (Keith Jackson) Sloan, LeRoy, IL. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Calyn and Sam Witte both of Bloomington, IL; several nieces and nephews, and his beloved cat, Bailey. David is preceded in death by both of his parents, one brother, Bob Sloan, and his infant twin sister, Linda Sloan who passed away at birth.
David was a Town of Normal Employee for many years.
He started his excavating career with Winstead Excavating; and later worked for West Construction. With the experience he gained while working in the excavating and construction industry, David decided it would be best to own and operate his own enterprise, opening Sloan Excavating in the 1970’s and D & A Foundations in the 1990’s. Along side with his loving wife Darlene, they partnered together having a very enjoyable career together with the excavation company up until their retirement in the fall of 2004. He was a long time member of Operating Engineers Local 649. David was an avid NHRA and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family and wonderful friends from the Bloomington/Normal, Il; as well as his many close friends in South Texas Haven in La Feria, TX. There will be a celebration of his life later in the fall of 2014 at the club house in South Texas Haven in La Feria, TX. .